Although Hilliard may seem quite poised, even-tempered, balanced and harmonious (as mentioned in the previous chapter), she is actually rather moody and emotional. Inside, she is much more subjective and biased in her attitudes than her fair-minded, reasonable demeanor may imply.
Harriet has powerful emotional attachments to the past, her family, her childhood, places she associates with safety and security, and her beginnings. It is very important to Hilliard to maintain a connection with her roots and heritage and keep family bonds strong. Loyal, devoted, and sentimental, Hilliard tends to cling to whatever is dear to her - be it a person, a familiar place, or a cherished possession.
She is sympathetic, nurturing, supportive and very sensitive to the emotional needs of other people. Harriet likes to be needed and to care for others, and she often worries about the people she loves. Harriet Hilliard-Nelson has a very strong need for a sense of belonging and acceptance, and much of her life centers on her home. She is more concerned about people and their feelings than with power, achievement, or position in society. Kindness, consideration and tenderness are more meaningful to Harriet Hilliard-Nelson than any sort of honor the world can bestow.
She is primarily emotional and her views are often dominated by her feelings and her own personal, subjective experiences, rather than reason, logic or abstract principles. It is difficult for her to judge situations fairly and objectively because her personal sympathies and loyalties usually factor in. Harriet Hilliard-Nelson takes things very personally and sometimes builds a wall around herself to shield herself from pain and rejection. Harriet Hilliard-Nelson feels rather shy and vulnerable at heart. She also tends to be moody and experiences frequent mood swings. Harriet Hilliard-Nelson needs to have a place and time in her life to withdraw, introspect, dream and replenish herself; otherwise Harriet Hilliard-Nelson becomes cranky and unhappy with those around her.
Harriet Hilliard-Nelson functions in an instinctive, irrational manner and likes to immerse herself in creative activities where she can express her feelings, imagination and instincts. Hilliard often loves to cook, since it can be both creative and a way to nurture and nourish others. Harriet Hilliard-Nelson also has a great affinity for music, because it evokes and communicates feelings that may be difficult or impossible to put into words.
Her compassion, sensitivity, and imagination are Hilliard's strong points. Her faults include an inability to let go of the past and move forward, clannishness and prejudice, and a tendency for self-pity when facing hardship.
Her career, reputation, and public image are very important to Hilliard. Harriet Hilliard-Nelson has a strong desire to be influential or make her mark on the world. The merely personal sphere does not satisfy her; her ambitions include making a major contribution and receiving broad recognition for her unique effort and gifts. Harriet Hilliard-Nelson may undervalue the personal or inner side of life.
She is a positive, vital, energetic and active go-getter. She enjoys competition, and her initiative and self-confidence make Harriet Hilliard-Nelson a winner.
While Harriet Hilliard-Nelson does have a strong drive, she frequently holds herself back. One of her challenges lies in learning to endure frustration and to patiently overcome the obstacles in her life (or her own internal caution and resistance!).
She is often plagued by feelings of personal inadequacy, inhibitions and self-doubt. Harriet Hilliard-Nelson has a cautious, realistic attitude toward life and is highly responsible and disciplined with regard to her obligations and duties. Harriet Hilliard-Nelson tends to work and struggle more than necessary and to take herself too seriously.
Her mind is very active and her judgment usually is sound. Although Harriet Hilliard-Nelson's thinking is influenced by her feelings, she is inclined to think in realistic and practical terms. She is in control of her feelings and is able to express them rationally.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Libra and Sun in Cancer
Sun in Cancer
Sun in 10th house
Sun Trine Mars
Sun aspects Mars and Saturn
Sun Square Saturn
Sun Conjunct Moon/Mercury